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Federated Clouds Task Force


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As presented at the SNIA Cloud Plugfest by Matteo Turilli, Chair – Federated Clouds Task Force

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Federated Clouds Task Force

  1. 1. Federated Clouds Task ForceCloud PlugFestMatteo TurilliChair – Federated Clouds Task 1
  2. 2. Outline• Objectives• Outputs• Guiding principles• Mandate and Operations• TF Members• Workgroups• Federation Testbed Interfaces• Blueprint• Conclusions
  3. 3. Objectives• Integration: integration of virtualised resources with EGI’s production infrastructure – e.g. monitoring, accounting and resource publishing.• Technical feedback: feedback to technology providers on any changes needed for the deployment of their implementations.• Early adopters: identify and work with user communities willing to be early adopters of the resulting virtualised infrastructure.• Recommendations: identify issues that need to be addressed by other areas of EGI – e.g. policies, operations, support and dissemination.
  4. 4. Outputs• Blueprint document: advice/full documentation to resource providers/users on how to engage with the federated virtualised environment. This will be a living document on the EGI Wiki.• Testbed: implement interfaces and services for a federated cloud on the basis of the Task Force blueprint and the available standards and technologies.• Engagement: identification of resources centres and user communities willing to commit actively to this Task Force.• Dissemination: periodic “success stories” through dissemination channels.
  5. 5. Guiding Principles• Standards and validation: the goal of the TF effort is to produce a validation procedure for clouds federation based on the emerging standards in Cloud Computing. E.g. OVF, OCCI, CDMI, etc.• Resource typologies: EGI offers already a number of validated services to the community. Virtualisation and Cloud Computing should be considered just as another type of resource to integrate into the existing production infrastructure.• Heterogeneous implementation: there should be no specific mandate on the implementation of virtualisation/cloud technology but only the validation of a prescribed set of functionalities, standards and interfaces.• Provider agnosticism: no distinction should be made on the nature of each provider. Private, public, research and business oriented should make no difference once the federation criteria have been established and agreed upon.
  6. 6. Mandate and Organisation• Mandate: 18 months, September 2011 – March 2013.• Activities: divided into 3 blocks of 6 months each. Goals, deadlines and workgroups leaders are set up at the beginning of each block.• Workgroups: – working units within the Task Force. – Investigate a specified set of capabilities for a federation of clouds. – Have leaders and collaborators.• Workbenches: sections of the TF Wiki site collecting and documenting the activities of each workgroup.• Meetings: weekly conference call. F2F every 3 months.
  7. 7. Task Force Members SARA TUD Utrecht KTH DANTE GWDG TCD FZJ STFC CESNET OerC Community Driven Cyfronet • 58 individuals. SixSq Masaryk • 23 institutions. CNRS • 13 countries. LMU FCTSG SRCE IFAE INFN GRNET BSC
  8. 8. Task Force Members SARA TUD Utrecht KTH DANTE GWDG TCD FZJ STFC CESNET OerC Diverse Stakeholders Cyfronet • 15 Resource Providers. SixSq Masaryk • 7 Technology Providers. CNRS • 4 User Communities. LMU FCTSG • 3 Liaisons. SRCE IFAE INFN GRNET BSC
  9. 9. Task Force Members SARA TUD Utrecht KTH DANTE GWDG TCD FZJ STFC CESNET OerC Multiple Technologies Cyfronet • 7 OpenNebula. SixSq Masaryk • 3 StratusLab. CNRS • 3 OpenStack. LMU FCTSG • 1 Okeanos. SRCE • 1 WNoDeS. IFAE INFN GRNET BSC
  10. 10. Workgroups – Sep 2011/March 2012 VM Management . OCCI interfaces for multiple IaaS Data Management . CDMI interfaces for multiple IaaS . OVF Information Systems . Extended GLUE2 schema . LDAP server Accounting . Cloud Usage Record (UR) schema . UR server . UR client for each IaaS Monitoring . Nagios with cloud probes Notification . ActiveMQ? Federated AAI . X509 certificates . Support for Virtual Organisations (Vos) Marketplace . StratusLab
  11. 11. Federation Testbed Interfaces VM Mngmt Data Information OCCI 1.1 CDMI 1.0 GLUE 2.0 OVF 1.1.0 (LDAP)Clients AAI Resource Providers X509 OpenNebula, OpenStack, WNoDeS, …Brokers (SAML & XACML) Monitoring Accounting Notification Nagios OGF UR Various UR+ & StAR EGI Wide Area Message Bus ActiveMQ
  12. 12. Blueprint
  13. 13. ConclusionsEGI Community Forum: Munich 26-30 March 2012• End of the first TF cycle.• Workshop.• Demo.TF cycle #2• Brokering.• EGI AAI integration.• Migration.Task Force resources• Mailing List:• Wiki site:• Indico site:
  14. 14. Thank youMatteo TurilliChair – Federated Clouds Task 14